Nimitz 9th Cougar Counseling Team joins hands with our staff, students,
and parents “to produce the nation’s best” by helping students set
personal and academic goals in order to maximize their potential at
Nimitz 9th Grade
The Bridges Program is a powerful web based software
which helps students evaluate their interests, aptitudes, colleges, and
Career Counseling/Programs of Study
Counselors help ninth grade students focus on goals after high school
graduation. Each student chooses a program of study that is aligned
with courses needed to graduate from high school in an effort to combine
academics and vocational education to produce college bound or work
Group counseling will be provided including anger management, substance abuse, and self-esteem.
Students who are absent for 3 or more consecutive days may call Ms. Thomas by 8:00 am to request missed assignments.
Counselors meet individually with students who may be experiencing some difficulties in a variety of areas.
Pre-AP and GT
The counselors review standardized test scores in an effort to increase the Pre-AP and Gifted and Talented participation.
Four Year Plan
State law mandates that counselors meet with
every parent to review their student's four year graduation plan and
personal graduation plan (PGP). If you have not met with your child's
counselor to review this information, please call to set up a phone
conference or to make an appointment.
Counselors give presentations on the Foundation and Foundation with
Endorsement graduation plans. These plans prepare students for college
and the world of work.
Personal Graduation Plans
Counselors develop a Personal Graduation Plan with all students.
Counselors facilitate transition from middle school to ninth grade and from ninth grade to high school.
VISA (Volunteers in School Activities)
The VISA program encourages volunteer efforts from parents, students,
and the community. Volunteer opportunities are available; such as,
special community projects, school organizations, and individual
Educational Talent Search (TRIO)
The TRIO program is in conjunction with Lone
Star College - North Harris whose primary goal is to give students the
resources to graduate high school, get accepted into college, and
graduate with a Bachelor's degree.
Students can sign up with Raise.me to start
earning money for scholarships as early as 9th grade. Raise.me partners
with colleges around the country, with 2-3 new colleges being added each
week. Any high school student in the United States can earn
scholarships for their good grades, their involvement in sports and
clubs, and their community service hours.